Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Evaluating the performance of computer components designed to run 100 times faster than top supercomputers
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

NIST scientists have developed a novel automated probe system for evaluating the performance of […]

Researchers build artificial synapse capable of autonomous learning
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Researchers from France and the University of Arkansas have created an artificial synapse capable […]

Physicist improves particle interaction modeling
Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

Quantum electrodynamics is a lot like baking a cake, and then trying to take apart the individual […]

New CERN results show novel phenomena in proton collisions
Posted on April 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

In a paper published today in Nature Physics , the ALICE collaboration reports that proton […]